Top Reasons for Dental Bonding

patient talking with a dentist Dental bonding is a common procedure that can benefit patients in a wide variety of ways.

In this blog, the doctors at Dental365 in New York explain the top reasons to consider dental bonding.

What is dental bonding?

It's the application of tooth-colored composite resin to repair a tooth. The material is applied to the tooth and is hardened and bonded to the tooth using a special light or laser.

What is it used for?

Bonding can be used for the following issues:

  • To fill cavities in decayed teeth
  • To repair damaged teeth
  • To lengthen the appearance of teeth
  • To alter the shape or color of teeth
  • To protect a tooth root that’s exposed due to receding gums
  • To close gaps between teeth

What are its advantages?

The following are some of the advantages of dental bonding:

  • Faster than many other solutions, such as veneers
  • Can be done in a single office visit
  • Less expensive
  • Resin can be closely matched to your natural tooth color
  • Can be used to address a wide number of issues
  • Can easily be molded to fit your particular dental needs

What’s involved with dental bonding?

Bonding can be completed in one office visit. In many cases, anesthesia doesn’t need to be used. If the procedure is being performed to repair a decayed tooth, a tooth needs to be drilled to fix its shape, or if the damage is located close to a nerve, anesthesia may be needed.

Your dentist will choose a resin color that best matches the natural color of your teeth. The surface of your tooth or teeth being treated are then etched to roughen it, and a liquid is applied to help the resin adhere to your tooth.

Since the resin has a putty-like consistency, it can be molded and smoothed into the needed shape. A bright light or laser hardens the material, and your dentist can make further refinements to the resin.

How do you care for bonded teeth?

For 48 hours after your procedure is completed, avoid eating or drinking foods or beverages – like coffee or tea – that could stain your teeth. You should also avoid smoking.

The resin isn’t as strong as your natural teeth, so you should also avoid biting your fingernails, chewing on ice, or using your teeth to open things.

If you want to find out more about dental bonding or other ways to improve the health and appearance of your smile, call or stop by today at one of Dental365’s convenient offices located throughout NYC and Long Island.

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Woodbury Office

800 Woodbury Road, Suite B Woodbury, NY 11797
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Lynbrook Office

593 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, NY 11563
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Levittown Office

3254 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756
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West Islip Office

440 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795
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Bellmore – Fleischer Dental Group

2085 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
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Bellmore Office

2780 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
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Centereach Office

1946 Middle Country Road, Centereach, New York, 11720
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Dr. Diamond – Diamond Smiles Office

440 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795
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Port Washington Office – Little Smiles

308 Main Street Port Washington, NY 11050
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Ronkonkoma Office

217 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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Bethpage Office

4216 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
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Oceanside Office

3533 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
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Port Washington Office

308 Main Street Port Washington, NY 11050
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Mount Sinai Office

701 NY-25A Ste A1 Mt Sinai, NY 11766
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Medford Office

1645 NY-112, Suite A, Medford, NY 11763
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Upper West Side Office

211 W 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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Union Square Office

24 W 14th Street, New York, NY 10011
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Tribeca Office

19 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007
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Dental365 CitiDentalGroup

240 Madison Ave 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016
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Park Slope Office

422 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Maspeth Office

66-45 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378
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Forest Hills Office

70-09 Austin St. Forest Hills, NY 11375
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Pomona Office

971 NY-45, Suite 102, Pomona, NY 10970
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Warwick Office

66 Galloway Road Warwick, NY 10990
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Dr. Mark Schlesinger

30 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
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Resource Center

3333 New Hyde Park Road, Suite 414, New Hyde Park, NY 11042
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